The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 99-06 Chevy and GMC Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2018, 11:09 PM   #1
caspear1978
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: HIbbing,MN
Posts: 23
99 silverado fuel tank.

Where would be a good place to order a fuel tank for my truck. My pump finally took a dive on me. And in the process of figure out which pump i have. I noticed the ring and tabs are pretty rusted. Am i correct in assuming once i start messing with it that the tabs will end up breaking off. If so would i be better off getting a new tank. And just not worring about the old one. Ive looked at the usual spots for a tank. No luck. Lmc. Amazon. Rockauto. Is this tank not a repo yet.
caspear1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
determined
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 17
Re: 99 silverado fuel tank.

I have worked on some nasty, rusty, dirty ugly looking ones over the years and have not broke a tab off yet.

If your pump is toast you are not going anywhere anyhow so clean it up and try removing it, you may be surprised.

Blow all the dirt off then scrub the area off with a brush and water as solvent does not do much to remove dirt.

Blow off the water then give it a good soaking with your favorite lube.

Personally I use a hammer with a 10 inch long brass drift.

Work your way around until things break free and you are good to go.
determined is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2018, 11:03 AM   #3
caspear1978
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: HIbbing,MN
Posts: 23
Re: 99 silverado fuel tank.

I'll pull the tank an give a try today. I was in talks with a guy locally that has a few parts trucks. After 2 weeks of him wasting my time. Im not dealing with him anymore. Todays going to be a nice warm day. So itll be perfect for me go get it out and work on it.
caspear1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2018, 02:09 PM   #4
caspear1978
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: HIbbing,MN
Posts: 23
Re: 99 silverado fuel tank.

Well i didnt pull the tank. I resprayed the ring a couple of times. Scraped away some of the rust. Hammered a bit on it. And decided to give it a go. Ring finally came off. Didnt break any tabs. So now my truck is up and running again. Now i can continue working on other thing like the leaking brake line. Ill start a post for that one. Thanks for the advice on the pump.
caspear1978 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com